|Latin Name:||Boswellia carterii|
Frankincense is very well known among those who use essential oils. It carries a distinct wood-like scent, with a sweetness and mild spice underneath that draws you in, creating a unique experience few other oils can provide.
This ancient tree has had many of its healing secret unlocked over the centuries, and has benefited mankind for quite a while now. As an essential oil, Frankincense may be used to treat dry, aging skin & acne, wounds, asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, rheumatism, haemorrhoids, some digestive issues, and inflammation of the breasts. It is known to slow and deepen breathing when it is rapid and shallow, reduce excess mucus, and stimulates the immune system. On a psychological level, it is incredibly useful for anxiety, tension, depression, and stress. It is rather effective in curbing negative states of mind, such as irritability, impatience, and paranoia.
Frankincense has also been revered for its spiritual uses for centuries. It is said to allow the release of our obsessions with both the past and future, as well as easing indecision, connecting to 'The Divine', grounding & centering, diminishing mental chatter, and is a sacred oil that allows the spirit to heal while comforting the heart.
Contraindications: Not recommended for use during pregnancy.